Banking Basics

Banking shouldn't be baffling. So let’s dive in to common banking terms and definitions, explore banking tips and boost your banking education, so you’ll feel ready and able to make sound financial decisions.

Banking Basics

What is a Money Market Account?

If you’ve heard of a money market account but don’t really know what it is, you’re not alone. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about MMA savings.

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Joint Bank Accounts

Learn what a joint bank account is, who owns the money, and how to get a joint bank account today.

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Bank Overdraft Fees & Protection

Discover what you need to know about overdraft coverage on your bank account. Learn about how overdrafts work and how you can protect yourself against unnecessary fees.

Article | 5 min read

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What is a Cashier's Check & How to Use One

Looking for more information on cashier's checks and when to use them over personal checks? Learn how cashier's checks work, how you can get one, and how they differ from money orders and certified checks.

Article | 5 min read

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Opening A Bank Account

Many may wonder, can you open a bank account online? Learn how to open a bank account and what you’ll need today.

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How To Close A Bank Account

Are you considering closing a bank account but unsure how to? Learn how to close a bank account in 5 simple steps.

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How to Open a Checking Account

Learn how to balance a checkbook and keep track of your money.

Article | 7 min read

Banking Basics

How to Open a Checking Account

Learn how to balance a checkbook and keep track of your money.

Article | 8 min read

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How to Get a Personal Loan

Wondering how to get a personal loan? Learn about the different types of loans and how they can be utilized.

Article | 6 min read

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How to Deposit a Check at an ATM

Trying to understand how to deposit a check at an ATM? Use these tips to learn the basics.

Article | 4 min read

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How to Transfer Money From One Bank to Another

What’s the best bank account for kids? Learn about helpful money topics you may want to discuss with your family.

Article | 5 min read

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Opening a Bank Account for Teens

What’s the best bank account for kids? Learn about helpful money topics you may want to discuss with your family.

Article | 3 min read

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Advantages of a Classic Savings Account

Learn what a savings account is, how it works and how it's beneficial to someone looking to save money.

Article | 4 min read

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Knowing the Limits of FDIC Insurance

Find out how bank accounts are insured, how coverage works and how to maximize your investments. Protect yourself with a clear definition of what the FDIC covers.

Article | 4 min read

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How to Start a Savings Account

Looking to open your first savings account? Learn what defines a savings account, what you'll need before you open one and how to get started on saving.

Article | 4 min read

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Should I Open a Savings Account?

Learn why having a savings account is valuable and what considerations to make in choosing the right option for your needs.

Article | 4 min read

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The ABCs of Savings

Don't let a few unclear terms keep you from taking advantage of what banks have to offer. Understand these terms and navigate bank account decisions with confidence.

Article | 4 min read

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Checking vs. Savings Accounts, Money Markets and CDs

An overview of the difference between savings and checking accounts, and a comparison of money markets, IRAs and CDs. Get help choosing which account to open.

Article | 5 min read

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What's a CD ladder? Is it Worth it?

What is a CD ladder strategy? How do you build one that works? Is a CD ladder worth it? Get the answers to these and all of your CD laddering questions.

Article | 5 min read

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Online Banking Services: A Guide

Online banking services offer many benefits, including mobile deposits. Learn how online banking can help you manage your finances easier, at your convenience.

Article | 5 min read

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What is the Federal Reserve?

Unsure what exactly the Federal Reserve is and what it does? Learn more about the purpose of the Federal Reserve and how it affects your daily life.

Article | 4 min read

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Advantages and Disadvantages of a CD

This guide will break down the pros and cons of CDs so you can make the best decision for your financial future.

Article | 3 min read

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What is a CD?

This guide will help you learn what a CD is, how certificate of deposits work, and how to invest in CDs.

Article | 5 min read

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What is a Checking Account?

Learn more about how checking accounts can be utilized and how to choose the right one.

Article | 5 min read

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How to Open a Checking Account

Learn the 5 steps you'll need to follow and the requirements you'll need to meet to open a checking account.

Article | 4 min read

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